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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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First time visit - a very pleasant afternoon

It was our first visit to Burnby Hall Gardens and whilst expecting it to take a little longer to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Fantastic fish!

Three generations of my family visited these beautiful gardens together on a late August day at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Burnby Hall Gardens is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Wolds.The Gardens are spread over 8 acres and include 2 lakes which hold a National Collection of Hardy Water Liles and gigantic Koi Carp which can be handfed.It contains many ornamental gardens and formal bedding areas including a Victorian Garden, a Secret Garden, a Rockery and Stumpery.The Stewart Museum contains artefacts from all over the world brought back to Pocklington by Major Percy Stewart, a keen traveller and adventurer.On his death in 1962 the Major bequeathed the Gardens in trust for the benefit of the people of Pocklington.The Gardens also has a playarea for children, a tea room serving light meals and snacks and a beautiful book and gift shop.The Gardens (with the exception of the Rockery) is fully accessible to wheelchairs and prams and has received an award from Age Concern for its facilities for disabled people.
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| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first visit to Burnby Hall Gardens and whilst expecting it to take a little longer to walk around, it was still a very enjoyable few hours in the September sunshine. It's not often that you get to watch "tame" fish swimming up...More

Thank 516cmcg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three generations of my family visited these beautiful gardens together on a late August day at the end of the school holidays.We all had a lovely time strolling around the gardens, watching the huge fish in the ponds and picnicking on the lawns.We all found...More

Thank GoneCrabbing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burnby Hall (small garden): Two people day ticket £10; annual pass £51. Sewerby Hall (hall, estate and zoo) (also run by East Yorkshire Council): Two people day ticket £15; annual pass £46. Scampston Hall (hall, walled garden and parkland) (with which Burnby is associated): Two...More

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Burnbygardens, Public Relations Manager at Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you don't think our membership is good value. I'm assuming you're not one of our 1400 regular Members, so I thought it might be helpful to put our memberships into context. We have several categories of annual membership:...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take young children for a walk especially if you are local. Great scenery and my boy loved the giant slide. There is also a coffee shop and a gift shop. Only criticism is that it could be cheaper for admission

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your really have to visit this place to appreciate how beautiful it really is. I was with a party of about 20 booked for cream tea and I wasn't disappointed. The place is so calm and beautiful. There it a dove house, gorgeous water Lillie's...More

Thank MrsJD2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a family on Bank Holiday Monday. Our daughter loved being able to feed the fish - in fact we all loved it 😀. Fish food was only £1 a tub and we could have spent hours feeding them. There are some beautiful...More

Thank XCB81X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk around the gardens & lake. Lots of benches to sit and relax and to take in the gorgeous views. I went with my husband but there were lots of families there and the children were having a great time hunting for...More

Thank jedwards632017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids enjoyed the playground, feeding the fish, following the "Explorers Passport" and "flags" quiz/treasure hunt (these weren't mentioned by receptionist however, we just noticed the flags displayed around and went back) and the little museum. We had a picnic, plenty of benches, but ended up...More

Thank YorkLemonMeringue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come for the tulip festival in Spring or to see the Water Lilies. They also have a great cafe and Sunday brass band concerts in the Summer, definitely recommend!

Thank HLochead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really fun and lovely day out here today. The gardens are beautiful and perfect for the kids with lots to see and do. We fed the fish which was very exciting especially because you can get so close to them. The lillies are...More

Thank Lauren B
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Louise S
12 May 2017|
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Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Best months each year are mid-June into August.
7 September 2015|
Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry, only Assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.